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German carnival called off due to 'threat of Islamist attack'

Braunschweig in northern Germany. Credit: Google Maps

A carnival parade in northern Germany has been cancelled at short notice due to a concrete threat of an Islamist attack, police said today.

The event had been due to take place this afternoon in Braunschweig.

"Reliable state security sources have made it known that a concrete threat of attack with an Islamist background exists," authorities in Braunschweig said in a statement.

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Police granted more time to detain terror suspects arrested in Dover

Officers from the Met Police have said that warrants of further detention have been granted for five men arrested following a counter terrorism operation in which a vehicle was stopped going outbound at Dover port on Sunday.

Four addresses in east London and one in south London are being searched as part of the investigation. Some of the searches are still ongoing.

A further two addresses in North Wales are being searched, and these searches are ongoing, police said.

Vehicle stopped leaving Dover under Terrorism Act

Officers from MPS Counter Terrorism Command (SO15), Kent police and the MPS Specialist Firearms Command (SCO19) stopped an outbound vehicle at Dover port at around 11.30pm on Sunday.

A vehicle was stopped leaving Dover under Terrorism Act. Credit: PA

Police said a further 12 men and one woman who were stopped in the same vehicle were arrested on suspicion of immigration offences by Immigration Enforcement officers.

At around 3.45am today two men aged 24 and 40 were arrested in east London, while at 8.30am a man, 28, was arrested, all on suspicion of being concerned in the Commission, Preparation or Instigation of acts of Terrorism contrary to section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

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